Category Archive for: ‘News’

  • Digital stories in higher ed classrooms

    I resonate so much with this statement: “We educators have this need or impulse to take an expert stance in the classroom. It’s comfortable to be the expert. I found that relinquishing some of that stance and giving students ways to be the experts can …

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  • Sunday school through films

    Here’s an interesting example of inviting popular films into sustained engagement in faith formation — all through the mechanism of Sunday School!

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  • Narrative lectionary resources

    I have to admit I’m not a fan of this site’s title — ClergyStuff — but that’s only because I think it’s a great resource beyond clergy. The website explores ways to engage the narrative lectionary, which is a calendar of texts offered as an …

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  • Photovoice and congregations

    “Photovoice” is a research strategy/community intervention model. One of the faculty on my dissertation committee, M. Brinton Lykes, has done extensive work with this strategy in circumstances where people are recovering from horrific warfare trauma. Now it is also being used in congregational settings. This …

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  • Neil Gaiman on stories

    Maria Popova has a lovely reflection on Neil Gaiman’s lecture on “How stories last.” Both are definitely worth the time!

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  • The Changing Story e-pub

    Linda Buturian, an instructor at the University of Minnesota, has put together a lovely free e-pub that lays out a variety of assignments and ways to use digital storytelling in learning settings. It’s a great resource!

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  • Planning for a video story

    Everyday Democracy has put together a great brief guide to doing a basic video about your organization.

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  • Ken Burns on story

    Here’s a great, brief piece by Ken Burns on story:

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  • C21 issue on faith and stories

    Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century program just released an entire issue (fall 2015) of their resource magazine devoted to faith and stories. Check it out!

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  • And the Word went viral…

    I can’t resist sharing this essay I wrote a year ago – it’s now available for free at the America Magazine website — and it briefly describes how I think biblical story “works” in the world we’ve living in now.

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